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It’s easy to get bored using the same foods in your favorite recipes, but a new vegetable has hit the produce section to help us get out of a recipe rut. Kalettes® are a nutrient-packed hybrid of kale and Brussels sprouts using traditional breeding techniques. These small bunches of kale-like leaves are less bitter than Brussels sprouts and have a slightly nutty flavor, making them perfect for easy-to-make recipes. Try some of our tips below:

  • Use raw as a salad base just as you would any other leaf. Top with all your favorites.
  • Throw on a pizza for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
  • Sauté Kalettes® to add to scrambled eggs, omelets or frittata (recipe below).
  • Grill Kalettes® on skewers or vegetable basket tossed with olive oil and desired seasonings.
  • Making a stir-fry? Add in just before taking from heat for a heartier meal.
  • Add to smoothies for a nutrient boost.
  • Roast Kalettes® (10 minutes at 450°F) for a fiber-rich side dish or tossed into pasta.

If Kalettes® are your new vegetable of choice, make sure to try out this delicious frittata recipe:

Kalettes® Frittata

Serves 4

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 ounces Kalettes®, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (optional)
  1. In small bowl, add eggs and beat. Add water and mix to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium, add olive oil and onion. Sauté onion for 5 minutes. Add Kalettes®,; cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and toss with onion and Kalettes®. Cook all ingredients together for 2 minutes. Add eggs to skillet; cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. Use a spatula and lift edge and tip pan to let egg run underneath to cook all the way through if top is not set after 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finish with grated Parmesan if desired.

Source: Kalettes

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 165 Calories, 12g Fat, 6g Carbohydrate, 1g Fiber, 8g Protein, 100mg Sodium

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